How To Get to Moalboal from Cebu

Last updated on October 3rd, 2019 at 07:30 pm

Our first visit to Moalboal was a great surprise. Moalboal a small town with very beautiful, quiet beaches with clear and blue water with a lot of things to do in Moalboal for spending a week or a weekend if you don’t have enough time.

Read here where to stay in Moalboal!

It’s a great place for diving and snorkeling where you can see sardines and turtles. In this blog post we will tell you all the details of how to get to Moalboal; one of our favorite destinations in Cebu. How to get to Moalboal from Dumaguete, SiquijorCebu, Malapascua, Bantayan.

Moalboal is located 90 kilometers South Cebu City on the east part of the province of Visayas. There are beautiful places to visit around Moalboal apart from the beaches of Panagsama Beach which has the most of the accommodations in Moalboal and full of restaurants where the nightlife is great!

Read here 5 Days Cebu itinerary!

Our favorite place to visit around Moalboal is Lambug Beach where you can see colorful stars beach everywhere and its a lonely beach which isn’t crowded. Apart from Lambug Beach, you have to visit Kawasan Falls. The most famous waterfalls in the Philippines with 3 levels and popular for canyoneering too.

Read here our experience how to get to Aguinid Falls and how to get to Kawasan Falls!

How To Get to Moalboal, Kawasan Falls

How to get to Moalboal

How to get to Moalboal from Cebu City

If you are coming from the Mactan–Cebu International Airport, they accepts flights from all over the world. You can always check Skyscanner for the best prices for your airfare. The most reliable airlines with flights to the Philippines and Cebu includes Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia.

You have to head to South bus terminal in Cebu City which will cost you around 200-300 pesos if you do by taxi or Grab.

From the South Bus Terminal, there are buses going to Moalboal. The price for a ride is around 120 PHP-$2.25 USD. These are local buses with no air conditioning but work just fine, buses with air conditioning will cost around 150 PHP-$3 USD. They stop by various terminals in around every 20 minutes so going to Moalboal from Cebu will take 3-4 hours, depending on the traffic.

Once you reach Moalboal, it will take you 3-4 kilometers to reach White Beach and Panagsama Beach. Tricycle fare is around $2 USD. If you are a foreigner, some tricycle drivers may try to charge you double. There is no exact price. It really depends on how honest your driver is, ha! My main tip for these situations is you should start walking until you find an honest guy who will give you a fair price.

If you want to sign up for Airbnb, we give you $30 USD credit with your first booking!

Read more about all the places to stay in Moalboal and book your staying with Booking and Agoda!

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How to get to Moalboal from Cebu by private transportation

You can also go by private transportation taxi and Grab and it will cost you around 2500-3000 PHP that will take you 3 hours depending on the traffic.

How To Get to Moalboal, Lambug Beach

How to get to Moalboal from Malapascua

If you are leaving Malapascua to Moalboal, first you have to go to Cebu City following next steps:

Boat to Maya which takes 20 minutes and it costs 100 PHP. The boats are leaving every 30-40 minutes with not exact rule.

You can take a bus or a van from Maya around for about 200 PHP until North bus terminal in Cebu. Buses are cheaper than the van but slower. You can save more than an hour if you are traveling by van.

From North Bus terminal you have to go to South Bus terminal in Cebu and it can cost you around 150 PHP by Grab or taxi. It can be cheaper if you go by jeepney and you will have to take 2-3 jeepneys to reach South Bus Terminal in Cebu.

From Cebu South Bus Terminal, you have to take the bus to Moalboal and later the tricycle to reach Panagsama Beach. It will be a long day in the road plus the waiting time until the transportation is leaving and it will take you 7-9 hours to reach Moalboal. So if you can catch 6:30-7 am boat leaving Malapascua it will be a great option.

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How to get to Moalboal from Bantayan Island

It´s similar than coming from Malapascua, you have to go to Cebu City first.

First you need to take the ferry to Hagnaya for 200 PHP for an hour journey. Once in Hagnaya a bus to Cebu City around 200 PHP and it will take you 3-4 hours to go to North Bus Terminal.

From North Bus terminal you have to go to South Bus terminal in Cebu and it can cost you around 150 PHP by Grab or taxi. It can be cheaper if you go by jeepney and you will have to take 2-3 jeepneys to reach South Bus Terminal in Cebu.

From Cebu South Bus Terminal, you have to take the bus to Moalboal and later the trycicle to reach Panagsama Beach. It will be a long day in the road plus waiting time until the transportation is leaving and it will take you 7-9 hours to reach Moalboal. Try to get the first ferry from Bantayan leaving around 6 am.

Read here how to get to Bantayan Island for the most complete information!

How To Get to Moalboal, Panagsam Beach

How to get to Moalboal from Dumaguete

If you are coming from Dumaguete after spending amazing time in Apo Island or Siquijor Island. We will give you the steps to reach Moalboal.

First you need to get to Sibulan port in Dumaguete by jeepney or by tricycle. It will take you around 20 minutes.

Boats are leaving from Sibulan to Santander every hour. It costs 70 PHP for 30 minutes journey. Once in Santander, you have to get a tricycle to reach Bato Bus Terminal. From the Bus Terminal to Moalboal, it will take around 2 hours and it will cost you around 90 PHP the bus.

Once in Moalboal you have to get a trycicle to reach Panagsam Beach where are most of the accommodations in Moalboal.

How to get to Moalboal from Oslob

If you are staying in Oslob where you can see the whale sharks, you have to get a bus to Bato Bus Terminal which will take you around 2 hours and will cost you around 100 PHP. From Bato Bus Terminal you have to get another bus to Moalboal as we mentioned above coming from Dumaguete. Another 2 hour bus for 90 PHP to reach Moalboal.

How to get to Moalboal from Siquijor

If you are coming from Siquijor to Moalboal you have to go to Dumaguete first. The ferry costs around 200 PHP for an hour journey. Once in Dumaguete you have to follow same steps mentioned above to reach Santander and Bato Bus Terminal. From Bato you will get a bus to Moalboal and the tricycle to your final destination.

Where to Stay in Moalboal

HOTEL SISTER INN

Hotel Sister Inn is a 2-star inn in Moalboal. The inns offers free Wi-fi, free parking and an all english breakfast for their guest. It is loacated 78.9km from Sibulan Airport. You can rent rooms for as low as $13 to $20. One of the best options as cheap hotels in Moalboal.

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JJ’S PLACE

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JJ’s Place is 5 minutes walk from Panagsama Beach. And it is also walking distance to bar and restaurants. The place has a free WiFi, airport shuttle, has a bar, and also offer a wonderful breakfast. You can choose from 4 rooms categories. Room rates starts to $5 for their dorm room and $12 for their Budget double room and Deluxe Room.

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ARCHERY-ASIA NIPA HUTS & CAMPING

Archery-Asia is located in Archery-Asia Ranch and is 56 mi from Cebu City. The place offers free WiFi, campfire facilities, airport shuttle, free parking and also tea/coffee maker available in all rooms. The rooms also has a terrace and you have a garden view. You can choose from Standard Bungalow and Bungalow with Fan. Room rates for as low as $15 up to $20.

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CASA DE MOALBOAL VACATION HOME

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Featuring a garden, an outdoor pool and sea views, Casa de Moalboal is located in Moalboal. Guests staying at this vacation home can use the terrace. Offering direct access to a patio, this air-conditioned vacation home comes with 1 separate bedroom. The vacation home also provides a seating area and a bathroom with a shower. A bicycle rental service is available at the vacation home. Room starts at $65 a night.

PESCADORES SEAVIEW SUITES RESORT

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Offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Pescadores Seaview Suites is set in Moalboal in the Visayas Region, 19 mi from Alcoy. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The air-conditioned rooms come with a dry rack and a fan. Views of the sea, pool or garden are featured in certain rooms. The private bathroom is equipped with shower facilities and free toiletries. The 24-hour front desk staff can assist guests with luggage storage. There is a mini-market on-site. Guests can play table tennis, billiard, and board games at the resort. There is also a KTV room for karaoke sessions and a wellness facility for a massage. Guests can enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant. Their room rate starts at $48 for deluxe double room.

If you want to sign up for Airbnb, we give you $30 USD credit with your first booking!

Read more about all the places to stay in Moalboal and book your staying with Booking and Agoda!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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